Nokia 8 has been launched in India priced at Rs 36,999. The premium Nokia smartphone is HMD Global’s first flagship device of the year. With the Nokia 8 launch, the Finnish company is targeting the segment in India which already has popular mobiles like the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and OnePlus 5. The company has informed that the Nokia 8 will be made in India. The Rs 36,999 Nokia 8 will be available in India from October 14. The premium flagship device will go on sale via offline and online channels. When it comes to online, the Nokia 8 will be available on Amazin India website from the sale date.
The Nokia 8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage was announced in London last month. The smartphone features a 5.3-inch 2K LCD display with Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It runs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset. It features an aluminium body and has a curved metal design with a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone has a microSD card slot available, with support for upto 256GB. The smartphone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with the company promising a quick update to Android Oreo in the near future. The smartphone features a 13MP dual camera on the back with laser and phase autofocus, image stabilization, and Carl Zeiss optics. The front camera has a 13MP shooter for taking selfies.
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The biggest achievement by Nokia has been enabling users to use the front and back camera at the same time. This clearly indicates that the company is targeting the millennial audience who love to live stream events. Nokia 8 wants to popularise the concept of ‘bothie’. This is the first phone that can simultaneously live stream a selfie while using its back camera.
Nokia 8 is in direct competition with Apple new iPhone series, Samsung Galaxy S and Note series, OnePlus 5, and more. HMD Global, which now makes the Nokia-branded smartphones, earlier in 2017 released the Nokia 6, 5 and 3.